Twenty years ago, my first coach recommended that I read Soar With Your Strengths* by Don Clifton and Paula Nelson. It was the first time I gave serious consideration to putting the bulk of my attention on my strengths.
This lesser-known book laid the groundwork for what would become StrengthsFinder. Since then, many of us have have utilized Gallup’s insights from their extensive experience in management consulting and surveys.
On this week’s episode, Jim Harter, Gallup’s chief data scientist, shared the most recent findings on the changing nature of work. Gallup’s findings are detailed in the new book he’s co-authored with Jim Clifton, It’s the Manager: Gallup Finds That the Quality of Managers and Team Leaders is the Single Biggest Factor in Your Organization’s Long-Term Success*.
Here are the most useful links from this episode:
- Full audio and show notes
- My reading highlights from Jim’s book (PDF download)
- It’s the Manager: Gallup Finds That the Quality of Managers and Team Leaders is the Single Biggest Factor in Your Organization’s Long-Term Success* by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter
- Gallup Access
If this episode helped, these will be useful too:
- These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier
- Leverage StrengthsFinder / CliftonStrengths, with Lisa Cummings
- Three Steps to Great Career Conversations, with Russ Laraway
The Office of the Future Is No Office at All, Says Startup: Whether your organization is virtual or not, this Wall Street Journal article captures a trend worth watching.
60% of Male Managers Now Say They’re Uncomfortable Mentoring Women: If this is you, I invite you to consider listening in on my recent chat with Julia Taylor Kennedy at the Center for Talent Innovation.
12 Habits Of Genuine People: I’m reminded daily how much we all struggle with habit #9 on this list.
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success*: The research of past guest Adam Grant finds that most people are matchers. Discover how to work with all types — and how to become a giver.
Jill on Money: Last week, I appeared as a guest on my favorite financial podcast. Host and past guest Jill Schlesinger and I talked about my backstory, Dale Carnegie, leadership, and how the Coaching for Leaders Academy emerged.
Next Week’s Episode
Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams joins me to help us clarify what’s important.